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Royal Edinburgh Her Saints, Kings, Prophets and Poets   By: (1828-1897)

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ROYAL EDINBURGH

HER SAINTS, KINGS, PROPHETS AND POETS

'Mine own romantic town.' MARMION

BY MRS. OLIPHANT AUTHOR OF 'MAKERS OF FLORENCE,' 'MAKERS OF VENICE,' ETC.

WITH ILLUSTRATIONS BY GEORGE REID, R.S.A.

LONDON MACMILLAN AND CO. AND NEW YORK

1891

All rights reserved

First Edition (Medium 8vo) 1890 Second Edition (Crown 8vo) 1891

[Illustration: ST. GILES'S FROM THE LAWNMARKET]

TO MY OLD FRIEND

ALEXANDER MACMILLAN

CONTENTS

PART I PAGE MARGARET OF SCOTLAND, ATHELING QUEEN AND SAINT 1

PART II

THE STEWARDS OF SCOTLAND

CHAPTER I

JAMES I. POET AND LEGISLATOR 38

CHAPTER II

JAMES II: WITH THE FIERY FACE 80

CHAPTER III

JAMES III: THE MAN OF PEACE 126

CHAPTER IV

JAMES IV: THE KNIGHT ERRANT 155

CHAPTER V

JAMES V: THE LAST OF THE HEROIC AGE 200

PART III

THE TIME OF THE PROPHETS

CHAPTER I

UNDER THE QUEEN REGENT 258

CHAPTER II

UNDER QUEEN MARY 310

CHAPTER III

THE TRIUMPH AND END 350

CHAPTER IV

THE SCHOLAR OF THE REFORMATION 374

PART IV

THE MODERN CITY

CHAPTER I

A BURGHER POET 435

CHAPTER II

THE GUEST OF EDINBURGH 471

CHAPTER III

THE SHAKSPEARE OF SCOTLAND 491

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS

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ST. GILES'S FROM THE LAWNMARKET Frontispiece

ROYAL EDINBURGH xiv

QUEEN MARGARET'S CHAPEL, EDINBURGH CASTLE 1

PILLAR IN NAVE, DUNFERMLINE ABBEY 5

DUNFERMLINE ABBEY 7

WEST TOWER, DUNFERMLINE ABBEY 11

THE NAVE, DUNFERMLINE ABBEY LOOKING WEST 13

QUEEN MARGARET'S CAVE 15

WEST DOORWAY, DUNFERMLINE ABBEY 17

INTERIOR OF QUEEN MARGARET'S CHAPEL, EDINBURGH CASTLE 25

ARMS OF QUEEN MARGARET OF SCOTLAND 37

THE BASS ROCK 53

HOLYROOD 77

EDINBURGH CASTLE FROM THE SOUTH WEST 81

INNER BARRIER, EDINBURGH CASTLE 87

EDINBURGH CASTLE FROM THE VENNEL 97

ST. ANTHONY'S CHAPEL AND ST. MARGARET'S LOCH 115

MONS MEG 123

THE CANONGATE TOLBOOTH 127

ARMS OF JAMES IV OF SCOTLAND 155

OLD HOUSE IN LAWNMARKET 161

ST. ANTHONY'S CHAPEL 165

OLD HOUSES AT HEAD OF WEST BOW 171

BAKEHOUSE CLOSE 183

WHITE HORSE CLOSE 195

SALISBURY CRAGS 201

REID'S CLOSE, CANONGATE 211

DOORWAY, SIR A... Continue reading book >>




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